“Rarely, but neatly!”. This statement is fully responsible policy STAX. Indeed, the firm does not please us new stylish headphones Stax SR L700 / Stax SR L500 each year, like many others, is not sprayed on other areas of audio, and comes to it is direct and clear all the way – engaged in the production of electrostatic headphones, amplifiers, and accessories for them. Each model – the fruit of many years of work developers clearly verified for quality and reliability. Under the new 2016 company has pleased its fans information about the planned upgrade of the lineup. Although the first-born will appear in America only in the beginning of March, production models have already achieved in our country. However, about everything in order.
The main features of the stylish headphones Stax SR L700 / Stax SR L500 specs
The new headphones are less familiar markings and presented two models: stylish headphones Stax SR L700 / Stax SR L500. Now all headphones are not only high-quality sound elements but headband (previously it applied only to the SR-507 and SR-009), which will allow much easier to position the headset on either the head. As has been proven STAX, electrostatic headphones are very sensitive to the type of cable, so the company always pays attention cables and constantly experimenting with the materials of the conductor and the insulation. That’s the new model uses a new development HiFC, which is designed to further improve the sound and brings it, even more, transparency and freshness.
In the advanced model uses a diaphragm, similar to SR-009 in thickness and metallization, as well as cable with a lower capacity than the SR-L500. The cable 700-th model extreme Guides represent silver-plated copper conductors and central – the classic copper. Enjoy the “cherry on the cake” can be called the use of leather ear cushions (before such material was used in headphones SR-507 and above). The technical characteristics of the headphones are similar to what cannot be said about the sound. Describe the difference in sound between the models Stax always hard. Because even the most low-end models set the bar so high that the differences have to look at the nuances and sensations. Advanced 700-th sound more open and rich, rather than the base model, although the latter is clearly better than the 400-series last year.
Amplifiers also not gone unnoticed and the new version was the basic, now called SRM-323X. Although the front panel remains recognizable because virtually unchanged, but with the rear part of something that was more interesting. As many of you might have guessed, the letter “X” stands for balanced inputs. Yes, the sound quality requirements increase, so the balanced input has come now in a more affordable technology.
Input selection is carried out switch on the rear panel. Through path is still formed for unbalanced RCA. New, incidentally, operates in pure class A. It would be surprising if it were not there would be a new and basic kit. SRS-5100 consists of the aforementioned SR-L500 and SRM-323X. The Very competent solution for the audiophile with serious equipment, but has not yet been confronted with the STAX at home. Package has offered a serious level of sound.
By the way, to test a new model of stylish headphones Stax SR L700 / Stax SR L500 in conjunction with both the transistor amplifier SRM-323 and with a tube SRM-006tII possible to store DoctorHead on Novy Arbat, 11. There is, in the presence of other models from the current range Stax, including the flagship model SR-009.